What is another word for chaw?

Pronunciation: [t͡ʃˈɔː] (IPA)

Chaw is a slang term referring to the act of chewing or a lump of tobacco. Some synonyms for chaw include chew, gnaw, masticate, and nibble. These words also denote the act of crushing and breaking down food using teeth and jaws. Other synonyms for chaw include champ, crunch, and chomp. These words more specifically refer to the way that food is chewed. Eating habits can vary by culture and context, and thus, different words exist for the same act of processing food. Whether it's simply chewing gum or savoring a succulent piece of beef jerky, there are ample synonyms to describe the process.

Synonyms for Chaw:

What are the hypernyms for Chaw?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Chaw?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Chaw

The preacher was all right, but he'd bit off more than he could chaw.
"Dixie Hart"
Will N. Harben
I should think yer ma would be afeard to let him chaw so much.
"Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley"
Belle K. Maniates
I uster have a sweet tooth, but now I ain't got nothin' but a sweet gum; but my Molly Baby kin make sich good crus' th' ain't no need to chaw none.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home"
Nell Speed

Famous quotes with Chaw

  • It's not that he "bites off more than he can chaw," as T. G. Appleton said of Nathan, but he chaws more than he bites off.
    Henry James
  • She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to let any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for — well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat — I hate them ornery sermons! I can't ketch a fly in there, I can't chaw. I got to wear shoes all Sunday. The widder eats by a bell; she goes to bed by a bell; she gits up by a bell — everything's so awful reg'lar a body can't stand it.
    Mark Twain
  • This day, much against my will, I did in Drury Lane see two or three houses marked with a red cross upon the doors, and "Lord have mercy upon us" writ there; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. It put me into an ill conception of myself and my smell, so that I was forced to buy some roll-tobacco to smell to and chaw, which took away the apprehension.
    Samuel Pepys

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